Jolene Philo

Jolene Philo’s first book, A Different Dream for My Child: Meditations for Parents of Critically or Chronically Ill Children was released by Discovery House Publishers in September of 2009. She’s currently at work on her second book, Different Dream Parenting: Raising a Child with Special Needs. She writes a monthly column about parenting kids with special needs for Caregiving in America. Her parenting articles, cooking articles, and devotions have been published in publications including Focus on the Family, ParentLife, Home Cooking, and indeed. She also speaks nationally at parenting conferences, writing workshops, and church events. Before starting a freelance writing and speaking career in 2003, Jolene taught school for twenty-five years. Her undergraduate degree was in elementary education with a minor in learning disabilities, and she holds a Master of Science degree in effective teaching.Jolene and her husband Hiram live in Boone, Iowa. They enjoy visiting their two adult children and then returning home to their empty nest.


Most Recent Projects: The Caregiver’s Notebook (Discovery House, 2014)

Every Child Welcome, with Katie Wetherbee (Kregel, 2014)